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of the operating system and tablet he guided to their launch under ceo steve ballmer. "sinofsky really carved out a powerful empire, and instead of ballmer's heir apparent, he was perceived as ballmer's rival." analysts call sinofsky's departure "a negative," that he "rescued windows following vista." if there was acrimony, sinfosky didn't hint at it, saying his departure "was a personal and private choice that in no way reflects any speculation or theories one might read - about me, opportunity, the company, or its leadership." but sinofsky is the last of five operating unit heads ballmer's replaced in the last five years. "what ballmer is doing is trying to create an organization that's more apple-like under steve jobs." in a statement, ballmer called it "imperative that we continue to drive allignment across all microsoft teams and have more integrated and rapid development systems for our offerings." observers see microsoft in transition increasing control over its products. "microsoft is building against an apple model that produces everything - the 'surface' tablet is an example of that and
for the c.e.o.'s office. but instead, sinofsky is out and steve ballmer remains the c.e.o. >> the more broad implication is, windows 8 was just released. this is a product that is supposed to change the future of microsoft, change its fortunes, and now the person behind its development is leaving. that's an ominous sign for investors. >> reporter: another troubling sign is the explosive growth of tablet computers and smartphones, stealing traditional desktop computer sales and the $75 licensing fee microsoft receives for every windows p.c. sold. >> microsoft's business model is just fundamentally broken for a mobile age, and that's not something someone like a steven sinofsky leading an engineering team on windows can fix. >> reporter: the stock reaction was negative. microsoft shares fell to their lowest price since january. sinofsky will be replaced by two women who worked with him. he's the second high-level executive to leave a technology giant in as many weeks. the head of apple's iphone software unit left in a management shake-up late last month. >> susie: want more evidence that a hou
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